Medical Dictionary

overgrowth

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noun over·growth \ˈō-vər-ˌgrōth\

Medical Definition of overgrowth

  1. 1a:  excessive growth or increase in numbers an overgrowth of bacteria…may achieve pathogenic proportions—Journal of the American Medical Association an overgrowth of yeast in the mouthb:  hypertrophy, hyperplasia

  2. 2:  something (as cells or tissue) grown over something else


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